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resentment is still bubbling outside the presidential palace in cairo as egypt's president morsi refuses to back down from his controversial political drive during a long awaited entrance to the next. united at last rebels join president assad in dismissing washington's chemical weapons fears as a media against you as invasion fleet sits poised on syria's border. plus one step forward one step by just as the american senate sloshes a cold war era newly limited trade it approves of these abandoned sudden russian officials provoking a promise of a similar move from the. international
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news and comment live from moscow this is all she was me thanks for joining it's a long anticipated state address by egypt's president morsi has failed to silence the angry voices on the streets of cairo protesters claim his still in the north a key demands by volume to push on with a referendum on an islamist led constitution moved up from cairo based reporter belcher. president mohamed morsi basically stuck by his decisions he said in his speech he said this constitution like aeration which was very contentious many people described it as a power grab was essential basically in the transition period to democracy and very important protecting the constituent assembly which drafted the constitution to the we get to this point we're going to have a referendum on the constitution next week he also blames third parties for the violence that we saw on the streets in cairo on wednesday between anti and pro
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brotherhood supporters he said that third parties backed by foreign funding had infiltrated the groups and caused the violence and he blamed some opposition groups he said those serving the remnants of the former regime to overthrow his legitimacy authority and basically rejected any use of violence in the form of protesting however he did call for dialogue he asked opposition forces to meet him on saturday the eight to december to talk through some of the points that they have with this constitution and he said he might as well step back an article six of the contentious constitution that duration which basically said that as the president he could do pretty much anything in the in the interest of protecting the nation thousands gathered at the presidential palace in opposition to president morsi is decision my colleague tom barton who was there on the scene and has this report some of the protest is behind me trying to move the barricades that have been put up by the army in front of the presidential palace and
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a very tense standoff very large crowd. chanting slogans such as we want the fall of the regime calling the last thing you. know how much more serious works is the. other side. and there was this it was a standoff between pro and anti mohamed morsi approached. some of the country's top judges and the opposition like the people here on one side very much against iraq want to see what they say doesn't provide rights for minorities and women in egypt mohamed morsi and his muslim brotherhood supporters on the other side with the opposition i think that's what she is just by the coalition of opposition forces who are running a sit in into her square the national revolution front issued a statement saying that they would not have dialogue with the president until he
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rescinds his decree there also unfortunately violent clashes in other parts of the city outside the muslim brotherhood headquarters which was reportedly torched so really at the moment here in egypt there hasn't been there is a lot of anger and it still remains very divided president morsi has had his powers outlined in the constitutional decree will automatically end after a referendum on the country's constitution later this month but dr wanted for us a counterterrorism adviser to the u.s. congress says we're also has a very strong position down from his authority. the country is clearly split but mr morsi is strong because he has many institutions under his control the parliament the presidency the upper layer of the army now has replaced many officers in his calculations on december the fifteenth he would win because the most organized force now in egypt at least for the next few months is the muslim brotherhood and their allies the salafist they've gotten
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a majority in the parliament with allies of course they've got the president elected with allies and now some of his allies have abandoned him but they don't have the strength to organize and reach out to citizens the way the muslim brotherhood so this looks like a recipe for a long. civil uprising against the government i am not sure that this is going to go immediately into what people think could be a civil war on less acts of violence are going to continue day after day and that's what there's no morsi was concerned about. the past to europe's heart begins under the black sea thank you use such it's natural gas six times russia began selling you might climb the weight of the sand on the european union that's actually. the chemicals karren syria is receiving a skeptical response not only from assad's government but now the very people seeking to bring him down as in a rebel official has dismissed washington's reports that assad was on an chemical
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warheads saying it was all part of a major game but as he's going at each account ports now even fabricated allegations can prove deadly. u.s. officials said intelligence agencies have detected that assad's government has been preparing its chemical weapons stockpiles for possible use the obama administration's message to syria the u.s. is ready to act if you make the tragic mistake of using these weapons there will be consequences and you will be held accountable there will be consequences. there will be consequences we have sent a unmistakable message that this would cross a red line next how does america the media quickly picked up on the alarming news of the syrian government's alleged plans citing secret intelligence for fox news confirms that syrian troops now have the deadly nerve agent sarin gas weaponized and at the ready the syrian government flatly denied the possibility saying it
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would not use such weapons against its people. we would not commit suicide we fear there's a conspiracy to provide a pretext for any subsequent interventions in syria by these countries during creasing pressure on syria the syrian government sure knows that if they use chemical weapons it would give nato and some of their arab neighbors who are itching to intervene in syria the green light to go ahead with their plans damascus itself says it would be suicidal for them to do so but with the fear and the hype building up over the use of chemical weapons against civilians in syria it seems the u.s. might be preparing grounds to jump the gun on this one the jumping the gun scenario is not new for the u.s. almost twenty years ago the bush administration confidently presented false evidence to invade iraq america's cited bogus intelligence on saddam hussein's chemical weapons that never existed the invasion triggered a civil war that killed more than one hundred thousand innocent iraqis and years later all washington had to say about this was the president thought it was correct
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congress thought it was of course i regret that it turned out a lot of it was wrong in the run up to the iraq invasion to us media was instrumental in selling the case to the public the congress never had any proof ever present ever of weapons of mass destruction all came from tony blair to the bush and congress who writes now that the us has drawn a red line on syria it has made it clear it's ready to take action but how i'm not going to telegraph in any specifics what we would do in the event of. a credible evidence that the assad regime has resorted to using chemical weapons against their own people but suffice it to say we are certainly planning to. take action if that eventuality were to occur to american warships are
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already near the syrian coast with some ten thousand. u.s. marines and dozens of fighter jets on board on top of that nato is sending american german and dutch batteries of patriot anti-aircraft missiles to turkey's border with syria meaning hundreds more u.s. and european troops will be deployed to the frontier nato says deploying patriot missiles along syrian borders is a defensive step to prevent syria from attacking turkey i don't think there's any requirement whatsoever for patriot batteries on the ground in turkey again the patriot missiles are designed to really protect primarily against incoming theater ballistic missiles or aircraft the syrians are not going to attack the turks the turks of the most powerful military establishment in the region the largest army in nato and intervention in syria will be as bad if not worse than what we experienced in iraq the pentagon said they would need seventy five thousand troops to secure syria's weapons of mass destruction the question on everyone's mind is are they seriously considering that kind of
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a mess of intervention because that could mean another you rock coming soon and the invasion that could be followed by years of bloody civil war in washington i'm going to check on. and warring in new video has surfaced on the internet apparently showing assad rebels cooking up and testing that own chemical weapons and or had to cut the more graphic parts of the video and it's important to mention that the authenticity of the recording has not been verified but if really it shows not only radicalization and rebel ranks but how far some are prepared to go in achieving victory at any cost. you will die like these do rabbits enemies of allah you see them they were killed by a chemical and biological weapons and he will be like them because you are supporters of. god is great. and. think hamid believes if there are any chemical weapons rebels are much more likely
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to use them against civilians than assigned i don't see there are so the regime style is the side that will likely use the chemical weapons against his people and how over when it comes to the jihadists attacking him. in the last moments you never know what can happen again you have this what is important to mention a vital issue here there's you have this are even more dangerous if these chemical weapons in their head so if you're sold that the regime may use this chemical weapons of. jihadist will use it again of their opponents will be much much more that you have this have no problem to behead people alive you deal with people like bin ladin and there are because of al qaida who have no hesitation to use any form of pond to really control any player. religious believes an ideology. there's
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a very tasty pint baking away in asia but that may be trysting many nights of waiting to come downstairs life they said the energy hungry for hours as india and china trying to show regional resources would be the ones already separated in the purity of fate launched at the rate. of forty nine year old southern california man was thrown in prison and charged with possessing materials to make an explosive device all because of his rather unusual wristwatch despite the bomb squad saying that his watch was not a weapon here read in custody for twenty four hours and was charged with the crime anyways a spokesman for the el meter county sheriff's department said that the man's watch had all the components to make an improvised explosive device minus the explosive material you know having
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a lighter in your pocket is also everything you need to self exposure minus the gun powder but before we make a victim out of this watch where i have to point out one thing the watch he was wearing was designed to look like some sort of bomb with fuses and wires and switches so who's more idiotic someone who wears a device that looks like a bomb on an airplane or a government who convict someone for having the components of a bomb without that bit of the bomb that makes a blow up i'd say both are pretty dumb but that's just my opinion. kosher is that so much about the mayors and. i mean it is a shame it means
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a lot of people at area the rise and fall of civilizations for over a century their big picture is of western decline given the global financial crisis that started in two thousand and. thirteen speak your language. programs and documentaries in arabic it's all here on the team reporting from the world's hot spots skiffy ip interviews intriguing story for you. then try. to find out more visit our big teeth don't call.
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this is. good to have you with us there's a friendship six passed between russia and the you asked after the american senate approved a travel ban on certain russian officials accused of human rights violations it's caused anger and promises of a knife or a ny response from moscow on this account for now for ports. the diplomatic row was
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sparked by a provision a controversial provision and us passed legislation that essentially normalized as trade relations between the two countries is the magnitsky act after moscow attorney who tragically died in two thousand and nine russian custody the legislation seeks to name and shame russian officials allegedly involved in corruption and effect effectively forbids them from traveling to and investing in the united states now this move was met with a furious response here in moscow with the russian foreign ministry saying publicly that it is nothing quote but a vindictive desire to counter russia in world affairs and i actually want to read to you in detail what the russian foreign ministry posted on its english language twitter feed because i think the language really explains just how serious this diplomatic row is they had posted yesterday evening it is quote perplexing and propose to hear human rights complaints from the united states where torture and
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kidnappings are illegal in the twenty first century they went on to tweet that quote apparently washington has forgotten what year it is and still thinks the cold war is going on the u.s. decision to impose visa and financial sanctions on certain russian citizens is like something out of the theater of the absurd russian foreign minister say to sergey lavrov had said that in response russia will be imposing a similar travel ban against american officials accused of human rights violations now we have more details on that from an unnamed government source who had said the number on the russian list will be sort of tit for tat it will be exactly the same as the number on the americans list according to the source it will involve judges for instance responsible for unjust verdicts in abuse cases of adopted russian children also people associated with the case of viktor boots a russian businessman who was jailed on charges of arms smuggling in the united states the source went on to say that also people connected to. guantanamo bay
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detention facility as well as secret cia detention centers could also be targeted by the russian retaliation bad now we know that this could have been of course a more sort of joys day for the two countries again the magnitsky act was tacked on to the repeal of the so-called as jackson that make an amendment to this has was imposed in the one nine hundred seventy s. and effectively was a result of the cold war but now that russian trade relations are normalized we do have this new diplomatic spat over the magnitsky act now the reaction in europe to this has been quite mixed we heard from two former british foreign secretaries who have called for a similar ban to be imposed in the u.k. meanwhile the french ambassador here in moscow had said that his country is not going to be following suit with that kind of legislation so again mixed reaction but certainly a lot of theory and negative feelings between the two former cold war foes the
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united states and moscow. commentator don't need to bomb things the reason for the magnates insistence is because russia has pointed out to the american governments hypocrisy. russian foreign minister should respond to such an obvious insult where the united states probably the preeminent violator of human rights at this point in terms of scale magnitude and depth pointing its finger at anyone certainly the person who's having their finger that figure in their face should reply point out you have no standing to accuse us of anything and stand up for themselves canada has been voting and acting in concert with the united states for the last few years and now if you look at the votes on israel for example you'll find the united states canada and you know like some small rock in the middle of the pacific voting on one side and the rest of the world on the other and you can always read more on the case that's provoked washington's travel ban on home and also on our website
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for you think you real the internet i don't call for the same device which is seeking to adopt a worldwide surveillance knowles and rage as the bloggers and the web access that so much that is what ends up disrupted by time. the london authorities are just plans to build a new leg of moles which would haue bene four times the size of the iconic st paul's cathedral and was room for ten thousand washed up as a raid why on. now at holby old gulf stream later today with construction only undersea pipeline is set to begin at an official ceremony they project is a joint undertaking by europe's biggest energy giants and is expected to satisfy a south and east of europe's appetite for gas. has more now on the multi-billion euro jobs. it's been a long time coming but finally the construction of the south street gas pipeline is
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underway it is really have to show moments of the russian energy giant gazprom to be the driving force for this the bishes project now the pipeline was designed mainly to diversify russian gas routes to euro bypassing transit countries like ukraine were in the past disagreements resulted and deliveries to customers in western europe being disrupted this pipeline will transit the russian natural gas through of the black the sea up to bulgaria and on to greece is the end austria delivering gas directly to the european markets so stream is a competitor to be in the group the project that's the use of time to reduce its dependence all of the russian gas however the fate of that project is currently on certain due to falling demand for natural gas and europa and the high cost of construction gas from owns a fifty percent of the south stream pipeline the rest is split between france and
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germany and easily yet many in europe question whether it's even needed it's the overall cost of more than twenty billion dollars makes it one of the most expensive allergy supply systems on earth and critics say that's too much especially in times of the global economic recession but that skepticism one stop a project which promises choice and security long into the future. asia is seeing a bottle for resources as well was the two powerhouses china and india an easing of a fuel to feed their growing hunger but as a nation squabble over who gets the biggest slice of the oil and gas cakes they could be others waiting to sneak in and pinched a lot. of workers going off reports new delhi and beijing are heading for game over if they don't find common ground. as china and india rise economically their military muscles are growing as well both need energy to keep that kind of growth
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going and that may be putting the two asian giants on a collision course because of the mess that nationalism the indian government cannot afford to be seem to be weak in dealing with china obviously a higher power with government. over two hundred billion barrels of oil and large amounts of natural gas that's more than the vast majority of the world's energy rich nations have all hidden under the south china sea china claims most of the territory for itself but india has also managed to get access by buying a stake in a vietnamese gas field shortly after one only accuse chinese boats of sam with dodging exploration india warned it's ready to use force to defend its interests hopefully as i said the trip not to lead to a longer term conflict but you know it's it's a new the inevitable because both countries have a large ambitions of becoming global actors and players both china and india have
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been pumping billions of u.s. dollars into their armies and navies holding drills on a regular basis and beijing has also announced its police will soon start to board and inspect foreign vessels to have vast oil reserves in the south china sea are just too big of a cash for neither china or india to pass out because i really want to accomplish between the two economic power houses so is it really a game that neither can win the two asian giants can't afford any weaknesses and that would make it easier for other countries to take a bite of the vast resources the u.s. has long been increasing its economic and military presence in the region this in yes there west strike to pick this expansion by both china in terms of the last. four bowls that. gless think that the war is a military clash so if the two eastern powerhouses can't share in minutes leave the kashmir they will go to some other players already prowling on the sidelines you've
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got this going on of archie. and coming up a clash of crosstalk or spittles gas debate whether the whole western world has reached its peak of development and the only way now is down. trimmings in this tree even for specialists a voice can produce several sounds that kwame's between aeons the art of throat singing comes naturally picked up like a language. a language of communicating with nature it said that's where throat singing originates from the unions believe not only animals but also all surrounding
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objects like reverse forests and stones of souls and by imitating the sounds they believe assumes to capture the power of nature. was. there are special instruments that accompany the singing if danny says there is even a legend about his instrument a gill it says once there lived a poor shefford who had the best horse that won every competition but jealous people killed it on the course was revived as an instrument. of stop the fall is because of the spirit of the horse coming to his dream he said make an instrument from a tree the sounding board from the leather of my face the strings. and to remember me make an engraving of my head part of the instrument he did so i called the instrument again which means come back and this melody only instrument is called.
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to fly as one of the most famous groups in the republic there. next goal is to tour broad they say for you are p. and since difficult to pick up and sing so i ask them to teach me and see if i can do it little you cheerlead the. chair and oh you. did that was sure to say can you know who was you think gary are oh. but now to be part of the song and not the actual scrooge singing which i wouldn't even try to repeat. so maybe you have to be born here to be able to sing like this i thought so until i
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met she looks like it to vini and i don't even speak their language but she is from japan. most says to heart and mind that you come from two hundred years ago until sappy here she's not planning a professional singing career but she keeps practicing just because it's become part of her nature. hello and welcome to crossfire computable the rise and fall of civilizations for over a century there have been pretty extensive western decline given the global financial crisis that started in two thousand and eight and the stagnation in much of the
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western world are some of those predictions coming true and if the west is in decline what will take its place. and. start. to cross-talk to decline of the west i'm joined by alexander graff lamb stores he's in brussels he is the vice president of the liberal group in the european parliament and in some paolo we crossed the pepe escobar he is a journalist and author all right gentlemen crosstalk rules in effect that means you can jump in anytime you want to be if i go to you first is the west in decline . they should ask spangler in fact they're sure that spangler's don't because he said that hundred years ago in fact it's very complicated the west is not declining the middle classes all across the western developed world they're not only declining but they are going off the grid altogether in fact deletes are not declining so if you ask the elites in brussels by the way.


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